I got into woodworking a little more than 3 years ago after purchasing my home. Since then, my little hobby has turned into somewhat of an obsession with pushing my limits on what I can make. What can I say? I like to challenge myself. Up until this past weekend, I have been using a sheet of plywood atop a pair of sawhorses to work on projects. This has been less than ideal and not very stable as well. I decided to do something about the lack of workspace and build a workbench that doubles as an outfeed table for my table saw.

Matt Sparx
Matt Sparx

The workbench is a design from Ron Paulk that has been modified to fit my needs in my workspace. The top is made out of 3 sheets of 3/4" plywood and features cubby holes to house various tools for any particular job that I am working on. The base assembled from 5 2x4s and 2 2x6s. I used galvanized carriage bolts to level the workbench on my garage floor.

As soon as the top was assembled, I put my hands on it and the words "this is one of the very first things I should have built" came out of my mouth. Those words ring true as I can see this as a very useful piece of furniture in my garage.

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